Domestic Abuse and Divorce

Family Law Solutions for Situations Involving Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious and complicated legal matter. If domestic abuse has prompted your divorce or is a contributing factor to your custody case, trust Gordon N. Shayne as your Family Law attorney.  With over 35 years of experience, Mr. Shayne is dedicated to aggressively protecting your rights and best interests if domestic violence is a factor in your family law dispute. Florida laws concerning domestic violence and families may be involved in your divorce, custody, or paternity case.

How Domestic Abuse Affects Divorce

During a divorce or child custody case, evidence of violence or domestic abuse may be relevant and, based on the facts, and considered in the court's rulings. If you wish to seek a divorce or child custody after surviving a situation of abuse, Gordon N. Shayne has the knowledge and proficiency to pursue your legal goals. Mr. Shayne can build a strong case on your behalf by effectively identifying and communicating any type of domestic abuse to the judge, including:

  • Physical or emotional/mental abuse
  • Patterns of manipulation and control, including financial control
  • A history of alcohol, drug, or controlled substance abuse
  • Sexual abuse or control
  • Anger disorders
  • Other forms of abusive behaviors

Skillful legal representation during this process is essential to ensure that you and your children will be protected to the fullest extent allowed. The best interests of children must always be considered when there exists Domestic Violence.

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*for those individuals interested in retaining legal counsel and who have the financial means to hire an attorney


With over 35 years of experience, Mr. Shayne has had a legal career fighting for the rights of his clients while focusing his practice exclusively on Divorce, Child Custody and other Family Law Matters. Our services are available throughout the State of Florida.

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For those individuals interested in retaining legal counsel and who have the financial means to hire an attorney, we offer a free 30-minute consultation, either in our office, by phone or through a video chat.

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